India ink, sepia ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 38.1cm (H) x 30.5cm (W) x 2.5cm (D) / 15" (H) x 12" (W) x 1" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
I love the patina on this fragment of ancient near-eastern pottery. When I first saw it I fell in love with the ostrich-like bird and the soft half worn off colors of the paint. After drawing and painting the piece, I used various tools to gently scrape at the image to reproduce the effect of age. The Image measures 5"x4" and is framed at 15"x12". All materials are acid free and it is mounted, matted, framed and ready to hang.
Based in: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA in 1948. From a very early age I began to draw and paint and now at 74 I am still doing it. After serving in the Army I came back to the US and enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute, where I earned a degree in painting and printmaking. In 1975 I moved to New York City, where I had a painting studio in a loft in the garment district. While In New York, I produced a number of large abstract oil paintings while I studied and did research at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. In 1980 I moved to Southern California, where I had studios in Ventura and Ojai. During this time I painted a number of landscapes and narrative paintings. In 1983 I moved to Japan, where I lived for 2 years and studied traditional Japanese painting and scroll making. I had a number of solo exhibitions while living there. In 1985 I returned to Southern California and continued to paint until I moved to South Carolina in 2002. I now maintain a studio here in Columbia, South Carolina, where I paint every day.
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